Sessile Oak

Latin name: Quercus petraea

Family: Beech

Average Height: 40m

Distinctive features: Alternate lobed leaves with STALKS, acorns have NO STALKS. Bark is finely cracked and grey brown in colour.

Top uses: Bark contains tannin, a now man-made chemical used to tan animal hides. Wood from oak is good for firewood and charcoal.

Interesting facts: The word sessile means unstalked and refers to the acorns.


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